Month: May 2010

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat.com The faint smile on Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Jose Melo during the evening of May 10 indicated feelings of relief and pride that they were able to push through with the automated elections. A lot of people were bedazzled by the speed by which the election returns were tabulated. Soon,…

The just-concluded EU-ASEAN foreign ministers meeting in Madrid ended with apparent agreement on economic integration mechanisms and the EU calling the ASEAN countries not to implement protectionist measures. But according to research group IBON, the Philippine government should assert its right to implement the development policies that it needs. The EU, which is on the…

PRESS RELEASE May 28, 2010 After an attempted dispersal of farmers’ barricade against illegal cutting of coconut trees in Hacienda Yulo, Calamba, Laguna last May 21, farmers are again victims of attempted demolition in Sta. Barbara town, Pangasinan perpetrated by landlord Humberto Solis. About 50 farmer families are members of Anakpawis Partylist and are cultivating…

By CAROL PAGADUAN-ARAULLO Streetwise/Business World Posted by Bulatlat.com Technology has always been a double-bladed tool. In the right hands and wielded properly, it is like a magic wand that can make everyday living easier, work lighter, production faster and more efficient, etc. Used improperly and in the wrong hands, it could cut a swathe of…

News Release On the one year anniversary of Melissa Roxas’ surfacing in Quezon City after enduring six days of physical and psychological torture at the hands of her captors, who many believe to have been the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Roxas and her many supporters worldwide are still demanding for justice. The anniversary…